Sanwo-Olu arrests “soldier” Okada rider on one-way street | Guardian Nigeria News

Sanwo-Olu arrests “soldier” Okada rider on one-way street | Headline News

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday arrested a suspected army officer, an Okada rider, who was caught riding one-way on the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

Sanwo-Olu’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Wale Ajetunmobi, tweeted a viral video of the incident on X.

One of the culprits, an army corporal, was arrested on a bicycle and told Sanwo-Olu that he was an army officer.

“Can you imagine this person telling me he's an army officer? Well, that's all the more reason for you to be locked up,” the governor replied.

The Lagos State Government in June 2023 reiterated that the ban on commercial motorbikes, commonly known as “Okada”, continues in 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 15 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the city. .

Mr. Sola Giwa, Special Assistant to the Governor on Transportation, made this declaration while touring some restricted areas in the state where large numbers of motorcyclists (okada riders) have resumed operations.

Giwa in a statement reiterated the state government's ban on Okada from appearing in local councils including Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Mushin, Apapa, Ikeja and Lagos Island.

Other affected areas are Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Eti-Osa and the sub-local council development areas of Ojodu, Onibombo, Lagos Island East, Yaba and Koker Aguda.

It also includes Itire Ikate, Eti Osa West, Ile Victoria Island, Ikoyi Obalende, Ikosi Isheri, Agboi Ketu, Isolo, Ejigbo, Bariga, Odi Olowo and the Special Adviser is the Passenger and Passenger We are asking people to stay away from both.

He also implored the public to comply, as both the rider and passenger face three years in prison if arrested and charged with confiscating and crushing a motorcycle in public.

According to Giwa, this is in line with the provisions of Section 46, subsections 1, 2 and 3 of the Transport Sector Reform Act 2018 (TSRL).


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